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SVGCA dishes out more honours

SVGCA dishes out more honours

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The St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association(SVGCA) on Friday honoured the Bequia Cricket Association (BCA) and Jenita Lewis,{{more}} during its annual prize-giving and awards ceremony at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown.

The BCA, through its yearly twenty/20 cricket competition, has carved out a niche that is attracting several players from the mainland.

Further, youngsters from Bequia’s secondary schools — Bequia Community High and Bequia Seventh Day Adventist — are being drawn to the sport.

Cricket is also seeing a resurgence on the island, with the Bequia team reaching the quarter-finals of the annual National Lotteries Authority Neil Williams T-20 competition twice.

Lewis, who spent 34 years in the local constabulary, rising to the ranks of Assistant Superintendent of Police, has played her part in the development of women’s cricket here in SVG.

Lewis is a former secretary and president of the defunct SVG Women’s Cricket Association.

She also managed the SVG under-23 women’s cricket team, which participated in the regional age group tournament for many years.

At present, Lewis is a member of the Friends of Women Cricket Committee, a spin-off from the women’s association.

The SVGCA also on Friday night awarded Cleton Burnette with the Dr Kenneth Antrobus award, for his untiring contribution to women’s cricket.

Burnette works extensively with young female cricketers. His input is seeing a renewed interest in the sport among teens and he was instrumental in the formation of the development team, which competed for the first time in the 2012 RBTT women’s cricket tournament.

Burnette is also attached to the nation-wide Kiddy Cricket programme. (RT)

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